Tooth loss is a risk factor for dementia

By Hannah Madans, contributing writer July 8, 2021 -- Tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a meta-analysis published on July 8 in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. What's...

Water: The Best Beverage for Your Teeth

4 Reasons Water Is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth It doesn’t matter if your glass is half-empty or half-full: Drinking water is always good for your health. Our bodies are made of 60% water, and staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, gets...

Saliva – Important To Your Overall Health

Healthy Saliva, Healthy You Saliva has gotten a bad rap for more than a century. In the early 1900s, New York City health officers dubbed “The Sanitary Squad” arrested and fined hundreds of people who spit on subway platforms. Similar arrests during the...

Sunstar Expands National Recall of Gingivitis Drug

Sunstar Expands National Recall of Gingivitis Drug

Sunstar Americas is expanding its recall for its gingivitis oral rinse, paroex chlorhexidine gluconate, because it may contain the bacteria Burkholderia lata.

The recall, initially announced Oct. 27, has been expanded to include all its gingivitis oral rinses expiring between Dec. 31, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2022.

Use of the defective product may result in oral and potentially systemic infections requiring antibacterial therapy, according to the company’s Dec. 28 news release. In high-risk populations, use of the defective product may result in life-threatening infections.

To date, 29 adverse events related to this recall have been reported.

Healthcare professionals should stop using the product immediately.

Dispelling Myths About COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

Article by Kristen Muchado Vaccine hesitancy is alive and well in the United States, and many Americans have expressed concern about taking vaccines that were developed so quickly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are a few myths that are simple to...

Bruxism and COVID-19 stress

Bruxism is categorized as the process of unconsciously grinding one's teeth or clenching the jaw while either awake or asleep. It can cause tooth wear, increased tooth mobility, bone loss in the presence of bacteria (periodontal disease), fractures, muscle pain,...

Oral Health is Key to Overall Health

MECHANISM LINKING GUM DISEASE TO HEART DISEASE, OTHER INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS DISCOVERED U of T Dentistry researchers find first evidence that neutrophil immune cell activity is the missing link connecting periodontal disease with heart disease, cancer, and other...